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Burglaries on rise in Tower Grove South after hot spot policing

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By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele

(KMOV.com) – Hot-spot policing has ended in Tower Grove South, but burglaries are now escalating.

According to Alderwoman Jennifer Florida, there has been a rise in burglaries and car theft since the hot-spot policing came to an end.

“When I look at the numbers of burglaries, it’s gone up from 1 to 11,” Florida said.

Before the hot-spot policing effort, burglaries were up 22 percent. After, they were up only six percent, Florida said.

Florida said she spoke with the police about instituting a special burglary detail in the area because usually a single person is responsible for the string of crimes.

“If you can arrest the burglar, the crimes stop,” said Florida. “So we need a burglary detail in the neighborhood to make the arrest.”

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